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For over 28 years, Berkshire Taconic has been a proactive leader in the region – finding innovative ways to build resources for communities and helping donors establish funds for the causes they care about. We invite you to give to any of our existing funds or our Community Leadership Funds. They are making a difference and you can too!

Give to an Existing Fund at BTCF

Consider giving a gift to one or more of the funds established by individuals, families, businesses and organizations that want to help our community thrive. If you need help deciding which fund to choose, you can use our expertise to help you identify one that matches your interests.

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Support BTCF’s Community Leadership Funds

About This Photo
About This Photo

Berkshire Immigrant Center received a grant from the New World Fund to further their mission of assisting individuals and families in making the economic, psychological and cultural adjustment to a new land, not only by meeting basic needs, but also by helping them to become active participants in our community. Photo by John Dolan. 

You can help address urgent needs in your community.

  • BTCF identifies needs and opportunities in the region and targets dollars where they are most effective
  • Support long-term solutions to issues such as early childhood development, hunger, homelessness and child welfare

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You can support the leadership work of your community foundation.

  • Support BTCF’s research and development work in communities throughout the region
  • Provide support for BTCF staff to implement community leadership initiatives

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You can sustain the quality of life in a beloved town or geographic region.

  • Give to your local area through a permanently endowed fund with an advisory committee made up of local residents who understand the needs of your community and the nonprofits that address them
  • Support programs and services in the arts, education, health, human services and the environment

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You can help strengthen local nonprofit organizations.

  • Help nonprofits think strategically, govern effectively and operate efficiently
  • Fund seminars in best practices in nonprofit management
  • Provide scholarships to top-flight academic programs and intensive training for board and staff leaders
  • Support  nonprofit access to an online national grants database and free use of BTCF’s three conference rooms

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You can improve the lives of our children

  • Support children from birth to five years in our region develop in a wholesome, healthy, learning-rich environment so that they are ready to learn when they enter kindergarten

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You can help turn a good education into a great one.

  • Give public school children access to hundreds of exceptional educational opportunities not included in school budgets such as field trips, nutrition programs, theater, music and more
  • Support a permanently endowed source of funding for remarkable learning experiences

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You can help increase the rate of affordable housing options in our region.

  • Support a healthy community which is home to people of wide-ranging talents, backgrounds and ages
  • Promote education, strategies and solutions to address the lack of reasonably-priced housing in our small towns

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You can help local families in economic distress.

  • Provide emergency assistance through small grants to help with overdue utilities, medical bills, short-term housing costs and transportation problems
  • Direct your donation to specific towns or communities or allow funds to be used where they are most needed

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